Kennedy Ryan is a web producer at KTLA.

Kennedy has 30 years of experience covering local news in the Los Angeles area.

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  • Miracle Perez has her stolen wheelchair back, one week after it was stolen from outside the family's Santa Ana home. (Credit: KTLA)

    Specialized Wheelchair Stolen From Santa Ana Girl Named Miracle Mysteriously Returned

    A specialized wheelchair stolen last weekend from outside the Santa Ana home of 4-year-old Miracle Perez reappeared Friday after widespread media coverage about the girl’s situation. The wheelchair was found around 8:30 a.m. by Miracle’s father near the trash cans outside the family’s apartment, the girl’s mother told KTLA. The chair appeared to be in good working condition and undamaged. Santa Ana police were investigating the theft, which occurred at the family’s home in the 400 block of South Flower […]

  • Eunice Medina is seen in a missing persons alert from the Azusa Police Department.

    Help Sought Locating ‘Critical Missing’ Azusa Girl In Need of Medication

    Police in Azusa were asking for the public’s help Friday in locating a “critical missing” teenager in need of medication. Eunice Medina, 15, was last seen around 10 p.m. at her sister’s home on Thanksgiving night, according to a news release from the Azusa Police Department. Medina was considered to be a critical missing because she was dependent on medication, police said. The teenager is described as Hispanic, about 5 foot 2 inches tall and weighing 134 pounds. She currently […]

  • Flames erupted during a house fire in Carson on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015. (Credit: LLN)

    Woman Dies, Man Critical After Thanksgiving House Fire in Carson

    A woman was killed and a man critically injured after a Thanksgiving house fire in Carson, which was likely caused by an overloaded light socket, according to investigators. The fire broke out around 10:30 p.m. on Thursday at a home in the 2500 block of East Adams Street, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. “Excessive storage” inside the house made battling the blaze very difficult, the release stated. Rescuers located the couple the inside […]

  • A photo shows the  3-month-old cockapoo rescued by the Saving SPOT in West Hollywood.

    Actor Dwayne Johnson​ Steps Up to Help Tortured Puppy With Life-Threatening Heart Condition

    The heartbreaking plight of a puppy found abandoned with his mouth wired shut may have a Hollywood-style happy ending thanks to actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson​, a local rescue announced Wednesday. The 4-month-old cockapoo was initially found at the North Central Shelter with “a large metal wire wrapped around the bottom portion of his mouth,” according to a post on a GoFundMe page set up for the dog’s medical bills. The shelter had to use bolt cutters to remove the […]

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    Florida Man Who Posted Image of Dead Wife on Facebook Convicted of Her Murder

    A Florida man who posted a gruesome picture of his wife’s blood-stained body on Facebook was convicted Wednesday of second-degree murder in her death. Derek Medina shot his wife, Jennifer Alfonso, in the kitchen of the couple’s South Miami home in August 2013. After the shooting, the 31-year-old Medina posted a picture of Alfonso’s dead body on Facebook along with a note accusing her of abusing him. “I’m going to prison or death sentence for killing my wife love you […]

  • Actor John Stamos attends the 4th Annual 'Reel Stories, Real Lives', benefiting the Motion Picture & Television Fund at Milk Studios on April 25, 2015 in Hollywood. (Credit: John Sciulli/Getty Images for Motion Picture & Television Fund)

    ‘Full House’ Actor John Stamos Sentenced in Beverly Hills DUI Case

    John Stamos entered a no contest plea Tuesday to one misdemeanor count of driving under the influence of a drug following his arrest in June in Beverly Hills, according to the DA’s office. The 52-year-old actor, best known for his role in the ABC sitcom “Full House,” was immediately sentenced to three years summary probation, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office stated in a news release. Stamos, who did not appear in court, was also ordered to enter a three-month […]

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    Volunteer Teacher in Lomita Gets Probation After Pleading No Contest to Lewd Acts With Children

    A 30-year-old volunteer teacher was sentenced Monday after pleading no contest to two counts of lewd acts involving two boys he met online, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday. The judge sentenced Steven Joseph Mesplou to six years and eight months in state prison, then suspended the sentence in favor of five years probation, a release from the DA’s office stated. Mesplou, a volunteer teacher at St. Margaret Mary Alcoque Catholic Parish in Lomita, admitted meeting a […]

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    Burglars Caught on Surveillance Video Stealing 17 Computers From Oak Park High School

    Sheriff`s deputies released surveillance video Friday showing a group of five burglars breaking into Oak Park High School and stealing 17 desktop computers. Kirk Hawkins reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Friday, Nov. 20, 2015.

  • Fire crews were battling a structure fire at a Citibank office building in West Los Angeles on Nov. 20, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Fire Erupts in West Los Angeles High-Rise Office Building

    Fire crews were battling a structure fire at a Citibank office building in West Los Angeles on Friday night. The blaze broke out around 8:35 p.m. at the building in the 1100 block of South Beverly Drive in the Pico-Robertson neighborhood, according to Brian Humphrey with the Los Angeles Fire Department. The fire appeared to be burning on the fifth or sixth floor of the Citibank building, aerial video showed. Firefighters had the blaze knocked down in about 30 minutes. […]